Louise Desoeuvre is a french Womenswear designer based in Brittany. With a passion for storytelling and archives, she aims to create meaningful and powerful designs.

Louise studied her BA in Fashion Design at Bath Spa University. She had always been focused on how cultural heritage can be preserved and endlessly reinterpreted. She is also very much inspired by youth subcultures and by the dialogue between identity, culture and dress through the time. Passionate about the meaning of dress in relation to culture, her research is grounded in sociology, fashion, anthropology, folklore and history. Her multi-cultural background is a key point in her creative development.

She often uses menswear as an inspiration and likes the idea of women wearing men’s clothes. Her collections constantly incorporate historical archives, allied with modern elements and inspiring characters.

In the final year of the BA course Louise was entered into two national British Fashion Council run competitions, one a research-based design project in conjunction with the British Library and Designer Nabil Nayal; the other with Givenchy's Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller, where her muse was Lou Doillon, singer, songwriter, actress, artist and model with a fascination for the artworks of Egon Schiele. Louise was a finalist in both National competitions resulting in networking opportunities with the British Fashion Council, British Library, and Givenchy teams. 

Case study available online on the British Library's website: https://www.bl.uk/case-studies/Louise-desoeuvre


DrawFashion competition (2018) - London College of Fashion x Cass’Art. Three illustrations have been selected and showcased during an exhibition at Cass’Art’s Glasgow Art Space as part of the Draw Fashion competition of London College of Fashion, UAL.



Dissertation: Have subcultures become mainstream or is fashion undergoing a subcultural revival?


Wanda Martin, Vanessa d'Oria


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